Tekalign Mamo is Professor of Soil Science and currently Senior Director at the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency. He served as State Minister of Agriculture; Vice President of Haramaya University; and Senior Researcher and Director of Research. He is the founder and first Editor-in-Chief of the Ethiopian Journal of Natural Resources. He is the recipient of the 2014 African Green Revolution Laureate Award, 2015, International Global Ambassador for Soils Nomination, 2016 Norman Borlaug Laureate International Prize by International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA), Certificate of Recognition and Gold Medal Award for Meritorious Achievements in Agricultural Research; Swiss Trans-disciplinarily Award; and Recognition by the International Potash Institute (IPI). He has published extensively.